Only one man has ever brought me candy and flowers on Valentines Day. That relationship ended up being a massive mistake. All of that attention brought me nothing my heart needed.
As a young woman I was terrified to stay alone in the house overnight. As the mother of two young children, I would bravely pretend confidence and bravado. One night when alone in the house, I lay awake listening to the sound of rustling leaves under my window imagining the footsteps of the intruder outside.
Fear paralyzed my body and my mind.